Center of Excellence in Higher Education
The First Private University in Bangladesh

Dr. G.U. Ahsan

Full Time Faculty

Pro Vice Chancellor (D)
Dean, School of Health & Life Sciences
Professor


Project Leader:
Candadian IDRC-NSU Project

Ph.D., in Epidemiology from Mahidol University
MPHM from AIHD, Mahidol University
DTM&H from Mahidol University

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 1100, 1101, 1900
Email: gias.ahsan@northsouth.edu
Office:

Curriculum Vitae

 

 

Prof. Dr. G. U. Ahsan has 25 years of professional experience on the Public Health as a brilliant Academician and Researcher mainly in North South University (NSU) other reputed universities and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare of Government of Bangladesh. He is an outstanding academic achiever awarded PhD (Epidemiology) as a full bright scholar of the World Health Organization (WHO/TDR)), MPHM, and DTM&H degrees from the internationally reputed Mahidol University, Thailand which is recognized as the center of excellence for higher education and research in Asia. He is the pioneer in establishing Public Health Higher Education in private sector of Bangladesh. He has major contribution in establishing the Master of Public Health Programs (MPH & EMPH) since beginning to the present level of recognition and excellence  at home and abroad as the founder Chairman of the Department of Public Health.

At present, he has been working as Dean, School of Health & Life Sciences and Chairman, Department of Public Health at North South University. He has also been working as the Member of the Technical Advisory Committee, World Health Organization, South East Asia Region, New Delhi, India. He has been serving as the Executive Board Member, South East Asia Public Health Education Institutes Network (SEAPHEIN). He has also been working as visiting Professor/ Scholar of many reputed international universities.  Dr. Ahsan has facilitated  wide collaboration network with a good number of reputed international universities (University of Manitoba, Texas University, Mahidol University, Bangkok University, Assumption University etc) and institutions ( WHO, Public Health Agency of Canada, USAID, ICDDR,B, etc)

He has also been Chair of the many international & national seminars & symposium. He has presented many keynote & research papers in the international conferences. He has been working as the editor & reviewer of a good number of journals. He has more than fifty publications both in internal & national impact journals. He  has been awarded many prestigious International & National Research & Training Grants as a Project Leader/ Principal Investigator namely Eco-Bio-social research on Dengue, Gender & Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, Disaster Management, Violence Against Women etc from the Canadian IDRC, WHO/TDR, UNFPA, UNDP,UKAID, CARE Bangladesh. He has been successfully conducted the evaluation of UNFPA-reproductive and child health care program of Bangladesh (64 district) as team leader and principal investigator with financial support of UNFPA, Bangladesh.

At present Dr. Ahsan has also been working as the Faculty Advisor of Public Health Club, and Project Leader of the IDRC-Canada Research Project.

  1. Risk factors for the presence of dengue vector mosquitoes, and determinants of their prevalence and larval site selection in Dhaka, Bangladesh- Kishor Kumar Paul, Parnali Dhar-Chowdhury, C. Emdad Haque, Hasan Mohammad Al-Amin, Doli Rani Goswami, Mohammad Abdullah Heel Kafi, Michael A. Drebot, L. Robbin Lindsay, G.U Ahsan, W. Abdullah Brooks,PLOS ONE, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0199457, June 21, 2018.
  2. “Satellites and Cell Phones Form a Cholera Early-Warning System” - Ali S. Akanda, Sonia Aziz, Antarpreet Jutla, Anwar Huq, Munirul Alam, G.U Ahsan - EOS, Earth and Space Sciences News, Vol. 99, No. 6, June 2018.
  3. Prevalence of Gilbert Syndrome in Bangladesh S Zaman, H Fukushima, R Suzuki, MDH Hawlader, S Yoshimatsu, ...Open Journal of Blood Diseases 8 (01), 1, 2018
  4. Virulence-Related Genes Identified from the Genome Sequence of the Non-O1/Non-O139 Vibrio cholerae Strain VcN1, Isolated from Dhaka, Bangladesh M Hossain, M Alam, A Khaleque, S Islam, A Sadique, N Khan, Z Halim, ...Genome announcements 6 (10), e01513-17, 2018
  5. Molecular analysis of hemagglutinin, neuraminidase, matrix genes provide insight into the genetic diversity of seasonal H3N2 human influenza a viruses in Bangladesh...M Jain, S Islam, ASMZ Rahman, S Akhtar, KN Hasan, GU Ahsan, ... VirusDisease 29 (1), 54-60, 2018
  6. Psychiatric Morbidity of Chikungunya among Children in Bangladesh S Zaman, MDH Hawlader, AB Chowdhury, GU Ahsan Health 10 (01), 90, 2018
  7. Modeling on environmental-economic effectiveness of Vacutug technology of fecal sludge management at Dhaka city in Bangladesh M Jakariya, A Housna, MN Islam, GU Ahsan, K Mahmud Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, 1-12, 2018
  8. PREDICT: A next generation platform for near real-time prediction of cholera A Jutla, S Aziz, AS Akanda, M Alam, GU Ahsan, A Huq, RR Colwell AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, 2017
  9. Empowering Local Organizations and Decision-makers in a Changing Climate: EO-guided Environmental Surveillance of Cholera and Rotavirus for South Asia AS Akanda, MA Hasan, A Jutla, S Aziz, M Alam, GU Ahsan, A Huq, ...AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, 2017
  10. Occupational factors and low back pain: a cross-sectional study of Bangladeshi female nurses SS Sanjoy, GU Ahsan, H Nabi, ZF Joy, A Hossain BMC research notes 10 (1), 173, 2017
  11. High Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency among Bangladeshi Children: An Emerging Public Health Problem S Zaman, MDH Hawlader, A Biswas, M Hasan, M Jahan, GU Ahsan Health 9 (12), 1680, 2017
  12. An integrated approach for identifying genes associated with chemotherapy resistance in high-grade serous epithelial ovarian cancer A Hossain, GU Ahsan, H Nabi Advances in Modern Oncology Research 3 (1), 31-39, 2017
  13. Transformative learning on public health research for next generation of public health experts in Bangladesh SAMAUR Ahsan G.U, Khadija Leena, Mobashera Jahan 3rd International Conference on Public Health (ICOPH 2017)
  14. Status of tobacco consumption habits among female consumers in Bangladesh AGU M.Jahan, M.Ahsan, S.Lina, N.Ahmed, K.Leena International Conference on Genomics Nanotech & Bioengineering (ICGNB 2017)
  15. Application of health belief model for prevention of diabetes mellitus among youths of Muscat, Oman AGU Segufta Dilshad, SSM Sadrul Huda International Conference on Genomics Nanotech & Bioengineering (ICGNB 2017)
  16. Awareness level and valuation of satellite predicted Cholera prevention”. SR S.Aziz, Ahsan G.U, A.Akanda, A. Jutla, A.Huq, R.Colwell, M.Jahan International Conference on Genomics Nanotech & Bioengineering (ICGNB 2017)
  17. An overview of NASA earth observation in predicting Cholera outbreaks AR S.Aziz, Ahsan G.U, A.Akanda, A. Jutla, A.Huq, R.Colwell, M.Jahan International Conference on Genomics Nanotech & Bioengineering (ICGNB 2017)
  18. Level of awareness on sexual and reproductive health rights AGU Farzana Sultana, Md. Akhter Hossain International Conference on Genomics Nanotech & Bioengineering (ICGNB 2017)
  19. Prevalence and magnitude of occupational muscular-skeletal pain among private bankers of Dhaka city, Bangladesh AGU Syed Nazmul Husain, Md. Akhter Hossain International Conference on Genomics Nanotech & Bioengineering (ICGNB 2017)
  20. Tobacco consumption through flavored shisha among university students in Dhaka city of Bangladesh NFA S.A.M Ashik-Ur-Rahman, Ahsan G.U, Tania Rahman International Conference on Genomics Nanotech & Bioengineering (ICGNB 2017)
  21. Attitude towards diabetes and social and family support among type 2 diabetes patients attending a tertiary-care hospital in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study MSR Shawon, FB Hossain, G Adhikary, RD Gupta, MR Hashan, MF Rabbi, ...BMC research notes 9 (1), 286, 2016
  22. ID: 57: PRE-GESTATIONAL DIABETES AND PREECLAMPSIA IN BANGLADESHI PATIENTS: A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY M Jahan, S Mahbuba, S Shaha, H Akhter, GU Ahsan, T Islam, TJ Kuehl, ... Journal of Investigative Medicine 64 (4), 959-960, 2016
  23. Prevalence and Occupational Factors Associated with Low Back Pain Among The Female Nurses: A Cross-Sectional Study in Bangladesh ZFJAH Shubranta S Sanjoy, Ahsan G.U, Hayatun Nabi” BMC Musculoskelital Disorders, 2016
  24. Prevalence of preeclampsia in patients of pre-gestational diabetic pregnancy in Bangladesh. M Jahan, M Hasanuzzaman, S Mahbuba, K Leena, GU Ahsan, TJ Kuehl, ... Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Women's Cardiovascular …, 2015
  25. PREVALENCE OF PREECLAMPSIA IN PRE-GESTATIONAL DIABETIC PREGNANCY IN BANGLADESHI PATIENTS TJ Kuehl, MN Uddin, GU Ahsan, M Jahan, M Hasanuzzaman, S Mahbuba, ...JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE MEDICINE 63 (4), 668-668, 2015
  26. Knowledge and preventive practices regarding Hepatitis B among nurses in some selected hospitals of Dhaka city, Bangladesh N Mehriban, GU Ahsan, T Islam South East Asia Journal of Public Health 4 (1), 48-52, 2015
  27. Risk of eating disorders among university students in Bangladesh S Pengpid, K Peltzer, GU Ahsan International journal of adolescent medicine and health 27 (1), 93-100, 2015
  28. Patients awareness of health right: a hospital-based pilot study from Dhaka City I Nowrin, K Fatema, K Natasha, GU Ahsan, L Ali Epidemiology (sunnyvale) 5 (202), 2161-1165.1000202, 2015
  29. Combined Annual Meeting Abstracts Author Index A Jabbar, M Abern, M Abidi, F Abou Obeid, AR Abreu, AJ Adami, ...Self 500, 61, 2015
  30. Health System Financing in Bangladesh: A Situation Analysis A Islam, GU Ahsan, T Biswas American Journal of Economics, Finance and Management 1, 494-502, 2015
  31. Prevalence of preeclampsia in pre-gestational diabetic pregnancy in Bangladeshi patients M Jahan, M Hasanuzzaman, S Mahbuba, H Jahan, S Chowdhury, ... Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Women's Cardiovascular …, 2015
  32. Hyperglycemia down-regulates the cgmp-dependent protein kinase i expression in cytotrophoblasts (LB241) G Ahsan The FASEB Journal 28 (1 Supplement), LB241, 2014
  33. Risk factors for Aedes mosquito abundance dengue seroprevalence and seroconversion in Dhaka, Bangladesh MAD C. Emdad Haque, Kishor Kumar Paul, Parnali Dhar Chowdhury, Ahsan G.U ... Ecohealth, 2014
  34. Mental disorder among the victims of trafficking” Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science AGU SM Shahidul Islam BJMS 20 (1), 44-47, 2014
  35. Introduction of Tele (Pro –Active ) Policing in Dhaka district on trial basis AGU M Habibur Rahman, SM Shahidul Islam BJMS 20 (01), 14-17, 2014
  36. The Magnitude of Public Health Problems and Challenges in Reducing Maternal and Child Mortality in Bangladesh MH Ahsan G.U, M Nasir Uddin, Md. Akhter Hossain, Sharmin Mahbuba, Mobashera ...Medical Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2014
  37. Food Adulteration is a Burning Issue in Bangladesh MNU Ahsan G.U, Deepa Barua, Sakib Chowdhury, Prashanta Nath Bhowmik, Tanzila ...Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science 19 (2), 56, 2014
  38. Ecology and Disease Dynamics in Bangladesh: Vector Larval Indices and Risk for Dengue Epidemics in Dhaka MJ Ahsan G.U, K Bashar, O Rahman, CE Haque, R Lindsay, PD Chowdhury ECOHEALTH 2O14 | CONNECTIONS FOR HEALTH, ECOSYSTEMS AND SOCIETY,THE 5TH …, 2014
  39. Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) on Dengue Disease Prevention Among the Adult Residents of Mohakhali, Dhaka: An Ethnographic Study MJ Mohammad Syaket Ahmed Shakil, Ahsan G.U, Quamrun Nahar, Nitai Kanti Das ECOHEALTH 2O14 | CONNECTIONS FOR HEALTH, ECOSYSTEMS AND SOCIETY,THE 5TH …, 2014
  40. Application of a Transdisciplinary Study Design for Understanding Dengue Transmission in Dhaka, Bangladesh MD Parnali Dhar Chowdhury, C. Emdad Haque, Robbin Lindsay, Shakhawat Hossain ...ECOHEALTH 2O14 | CONNECTIONS FOR HEALTH, ECOSYSTEMS AND SOCIETY,THE 5TH …,2014
  41. Impact of Policy and Programs of Climate Change in Bangladesh: Measuring Effectiveness SAI Mahmood, GU Ahsan, D Barua Demography India 43 (1&2), 147-156, 2014
  42. Climatic variability, societal changes, and dengue disease in Bangladesh: Technical Progress Report-08 GU Ahsan, CE Haque Department of Public Health, North South University, Dhaka, BD, 2014
  43. The magnitude of public health Problem of HIV/AIDS Among the people Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Bangladesh SS Ahsan G.U, Mohammad Hayatun Nabi, Ariful Bari Choudhury, Nazneen Akhter 6th International Public Health Conference, Ecological perspectives in …, 2013
  44. An Overview of In Silico Prediction Method AGU M Abdul Khaleque, Faisal Bin Rashed, Fannana Rafa Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science 18 (2), 80-83, 2012
  45. Sexually Transmitted Infections among the vitcims of Trafficking: Bangladesh perspective SMSIA G.U Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science 18 (2), 110-113, 2012
  46. Magnitude of Public Health Problems with Multidrug-Registant (MDR) and Extensively Drug-Registant (xDR) Tuberculosis. GDJ Ahsan G.U, Nayeem S. A, Shafiq J Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science 18 (1), 1-12, 2012.
  47. Female Friendly Tuberculosis Care in Rural Bangladesh: A New Innovation for Minimizing Gender Disparity HS Ahsan G.U, Manirul Islam, Ariful Bari Chowdhury, Maleeha azeem, Shaikh ...Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science 17 (1), 37-42, 2011
  48. Dietary and Lifestyle Modifications and Nutracetical Approaches for the Prevention and control of Type 2 Diabetes JS Donald James Gomes, Ahsan G.U, Sarder A Nayeem Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science 17 (1), 180-182, 2011
  49. Botanical Medicines Available in Bangladesh with Anti-Diabetic Potential JS Donald James Gomes, Ahsan G.U, Nadia Sultana Deen, Sarder A Nayeem Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science 17 (1), 01-15, 2011
  50. Oral Health Edification and Changing Behavior to Eradicate the Dental Carries in Bangladesh NAK Raisul Alam, Ariful Bari Chowdhury, Nazrul Islam, Ahsan G.U J. U. A. Med. Col. 1 (2), 56-60, 2011
  51. Unmet need for Mass Campaign in reducing the risk of Cervical Cancer among Bangladeshi married women NSDAGU Nazmul Ahsan Khan, Nazrul Islam, Ariful Bari Chowdhury Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science 17 (1), 104-107, 2011
  52. Provision of intensive care unit in the hospital can facilitate optimum critical care delivery practices in Bangladesh MISAMKB Labib Imran. Nazmul A. Khan. Ahsan G.U Journal of Medical Science 16 (1), 49-54, 2010
  53. Barrier towards Access to Health Care for Patients living with HIV/AIDS in Bangladesh SASMJ Ahsan G.U, Nazmul A. Khan, Sufia Sultana, Maleeha Azeem International Conference on Knowledge Globalization (ICKG), NSU & Suffolk …, 2010
  54. HIV/AIDS awareness and risk behavior among the tribal tea garden workers of Shreemongal district of Bangladesh SASMJ Ahsan G.U, Nazmul A. Khan, Maleeha Azeem International Conference on Knowledge Globalization (ICKG), NSU & Suffolk …, 2010
  55. Preventive awareness on HIV/AIDS awareness among the students of North South University of Bangladesh SASMJ Maleeha Azeem, Ahsan G.U, Nazmul A. Khan International Conference on Knowledge Globalization (ICKG), NSU & Suffolk …, 2010
  56. The Changing Pattern, Future Challenges and Strategy for Primary Health Care & Public Health in Bangladesh AI Ahsan G.U International Symposium for Regional Network Development for the Future of …, 2010
  57. Psycho-social Impacts of Environmental Degradation on Indigenous People SAMKB Nazmul A. Khan, Ahsan G.U, Kazi Saifuddin Journal of Phycological Environment 12 (3), 38-46, 2009
  58. Psycho-social Impacts of Environmental Degradation on Indigenous People SAMKB Nazmul A. Khan, Ahsan G.U, Kazi Saifuddin Journal of Phycological Environment 12 (3), 38-46, 2009
  59. Noise Pollution and Psychophysical Health Impact AGU Nazmul A. KHAN, Kazi Saifuddin ASCON 4 (2), 39-49. , 2008
  60. Female Friendly TB-care intervention: An effective model for minimizing gender disparities in TB-care in rural communities of Bangladesh IMBKSAM Ahsan G.U The Third International Asian Health and Wellbeing Conference for Building …, 2008
  61. HIV/AIDS Awareness and Risk Behavior Among The Tea Garden Workers of Bangladesh CS Ahsan G.U, Bashar K. SAM, Morshed R, Haque H, Meheriban, Nadira, Ahsan ...International Symposium on “Global Health: Borderless Movement of Diseases …, 2007
  62. Gender Sensitive Intervention Study on Tuberculosis Control in Rural Bangladesh, International Symposium on “Global Health: Borderless Movement of Diseases IM Ahsan G.U, Bashar K. SAM, Karim Jahirul, Singhasivanon P, Bhuiyan Abbass ...International Symposium on “Global Health: Borderless Movement of Diseases …, 2007
  63. HIV/AIDS Awareness and Risk Behavior among Tribal Tea Garden Workers of Sreemangal District of Bangladesh BKSAMKJ Ahsan G.U, 2006
  64. Rapid Situation Assessment of HIV/AIDS high risk population of Rangamati District YNATCASKJCTA Ahsan G.U, 2006
  65. HIV/AIDS Related Risk Behavior among High Risk Groups: A Rapid Situation Assessment in Shreemongal Tea Gardens AGUYNATCASKJC T A. , 2006
  66. Giardiasis and Nutritional Status of 3-5 Year Old Children in Slum Areas of Bangladesh CS Ali Suhrab M, Azmi Malek A, Ahsan G.U, Yasmin N International Conference on Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children …, 2006
  67. Rapid Situation Assessment of HIV/AIDS high risk population of Haluaghat Upazila of Mymensingh District, Cluster no. 1 (1) National Report of CARE Bangladesh H... YNRSCASKJCTA Ahsan G.U, 2005
  68. Evaluation of strengthening delivery of reproductive health services at maternal and child welfare (MCWC) center at district level of Bangladesh supported by united... YNIM Ahsan G.U, 2005
  69. Rapid Situation Assessment of HIV/AIDS high risk population of Noakhali-Laxmipur Districts YNRSCASKJCTA Ahsan G.U, 2005
  70. Gender difference in treatment seeking behaviors of tuberculosis cases in rural communities of Bangladesh.G Ahsan, J Ahmed, P Singhasivanon, J Kaewkungwal, K Okanurak, ... , 2004
  71. Gender difference in treatment outcomes of infectious tuberculosis patients in rural communities of Bangladesh CTASAH Ahsan G.U, Rahman M, Karim J, Rahman Musfiqur, Singhasivanon P ... , 2004
  72. Gender Difference in Tuberculosis Case Detection, Treatment Seeking Behavior and Treatment Compliance of TB Patients of Rural Communities of Bangladesh GU Ahsan Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, 2003
  73. Gender difference in tuberculosis case detection, treatment seeking behavior tuberculosis cases in rural communities of Bangladesh AJSP Ahsan G.U, 2003
  74. The National Inservice Training Strategy and action Plan for Bangladesh AGU Mcmahan J,Seagal M, Ali KAB, 1999
  75. Need based PHC and Health Development: Bangladesh Experience. HFA in the Twenty First Century A G.U, 1999
  76. Training need assessment survey, Health Personnel Training Project, Directorate General of Health Services, Bangladesh, 1994 AMAGU Bangali
  77. Study on the factor affecting ORS utilization of mothers in Diarrheal disease of children under 5 years of age (MPHM Dessertation-1993) A G.U, 1993
  78. Satellites and cell phones form a cholera early-warning system AS Akanda, S Aziz, A Jutla, A Huq, M Alam, GU Ahsan
  79. Status of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Its Associated Factors among Secondary School Students after Fifteen Months of Earthquake in Bhaktapur Distri... TB Thapa, MDH Hawlader, MA Hossain, AB Chowdhury, MH Nabi, ...
  80. MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH SCHOOL OF LIFE SCIENCES NORTH SOUTH UNIVERSITY BASHUNDHARA, DH...MA Hossain, GU Ahsan, AB Chowdhury, MH Nabi, DJ Gomes

Outstanding Alumnus Award for excellence in Executive Administration, Graduate Studies of  

Mahidol University Alumni Association, 2018

Most Outstanding TROPMED Mahidol University Alumni Award, 2015

► Awarded IDRC Research Grants as Principal Investigator for Eco-bio social research for dengue control and prevention in Bangladesh; 2010-2015 (CAD 176,000)

► Awarded Post doc (RCS) WHO/TDR Research Grants as Principal Investigator for Gender Sensitive TB Control Intervention (WHO/TDR; 2003-05 (USD 100000)

► Awarded WHO/TDR Research for Gender differences study in TB control; 2000-2003 (USD 120000)

►Awarded three national studies of Care Bangladesh as the team leader and principal investigator for Rapid Situation Assessment on HIV/AIDS among high risk populations at Rangamati, Noakhali and Mymensingh (Haluahgat) districts) with financial support of Care Bangladesh; 2005 (USD 10,000)

►Awarded as team leader and principal investigator of the evaluation of UNFPA-reproductive and child health care program of Bangladesh (64 district) with financial support of UNFPA, Bangladesh; 2005 (USD 10,000)

 

 

 

Ph.D (Epidemiology), Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Thailand

MPHM (Master of PHC Management), Institute for Health Development (AIHD), Mahidol University, Thailand

DTM&H (Post Graduate Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene)
Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Thailand.

Member of the Technical Advisory Committee
World Health Organization, South East Asia Region, New Delhi, India

Project Leader
Canadian IDRC-NSU Project

Executive Board Member
South East Asia Public Health Education Institutes Network (SEAPHEIN)

Founder Director
EcoHealth Network in Asia